While the U.S. workforce may be gradually shifting toward office-based jobs, hundreds of non-desk occupations are still thriving, according to a new CareerBuilder/Economic Specialists Intl. study.
A variety of industries boast non-desk jobs that are experiencing growth, yet when it comes to the highest-paying occupations, health care is the clear leader. Ninety percent of the 20 highest-paying non-desk jobs are in health care, according to the analysis.
While most of these health care jobs require a doctoral or professional degree, there are still several others that are well-paying and don’t necessitate a four-year degree for a typical entry-level position. The top-paying non-desk health care occupations that don’t require an advanced degree include:
|Median hourly earnings||2010-2014 job growth|
|Diagnostic medical sonographers||$31.93||15%|
|Occupational therapy assistants||$26.57||14%|
What does this mean for you?
Whether you’re an HR professional in health care or you’re in another industry, arming yourself with data on industry trends such as occupation growth and average earnings will ensure that you have the information you need to make the smartest hiring decisions for your organization and stay ahead of the competition. For more on how to do that, check out the following articles:
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